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I have a chess set (no board, just pieces) dated as a gift
I have a chess set (no board, just pieces) dated as a gift from 1972 bought in Paris. I think they might be ivory. There is a N mark on the backs, and Nigri on one them. brown and ivory colored, the weight is too heavy for plastic or wood, no seams, and not stone like either. can you tell me how to value these? … read more
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This link shows a antique wood and real ivory chess set. Any
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Hi. I have a set of antique (probably 1800s) chess pieces.
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The first item I would like information on is on the chest,
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